Diploma in Construction Information Technology

With the present global drive towards attaining sustainable built environment, there is growing need to ensure buildings are developed in an efficient manner. Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become one of the most exciting development in the building and construction industry. As an emerging design and documentation tool used to enhance communication and collaboration among all the project stakeholders, BIM is changing the way designers, consultants, contractors and building owners work together.

This programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge of using 3D technology in the building industry. It covers fundamental knowledge of the building lifecycle through the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM is a 3D digital visualisation tool to manage data for design and construction. Students will focus on BIM application for design analysis, productive design and construction coordination and facility management.Students will also build a good foundation in various IT software, web application, digital media and 3D presentation. Graduates of this programme will be in a unique position to leverage on use of advance 3D technology to support the building industry.

Programme Objectives

The Diploma in Construction Information Technology (DCIT) is a 3-year full-time programme that aims to equip students with the following capabilities and attributes:

- Develop building drawing and documentation conformation to industry standards and practices through the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM);
- Analyse design of building by integrating various building services and applying productive design and construction coordination through BIM solution; and
- Manage data integrity form design to construction and facility managements. Students will undertake a Final Year Project or undergo Industrial Attachment in the third year of study to put their skills into practice and gain experience before their graduation.

Career Prospects

Upon graduation, graduates of this diploma can look forward to rewarding career opportunities like Project Coordinator in Building Information Modelling (BIM), Building Information Modeller, BIM Specialist.

Entry Requirements

3 GCE 'O' Levels

  1. English Language (EL 1)- Grade 1 to 7;
  2. Mathematics - Grade 1 to 6; and
  3. Any relevant subject - Grade 1 to 6; or ITE Higher NITEC or GCE 'N' Levels and NITEC with a minimum GPA of 2.75 in a relevant discipline.

Students who have attempted GCE 'O' Levels but do not meet the specified grade in English or Mathematics may apply to BCA Academy to take an English or Mathematics test for the Academy to assess their eligibility for admission.
Candidates with other academic qualifications and related experiences may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Requirements

Students are required to have access to personal computers for use during the programme.

Recommended Specifications

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium edition or better; Windows Vista
64-bit (SP2 or later) CPU i50230- quad core processor (2.8GHZ, 6MB
cache) or better; OR equivalent of AMD processor
RAM: 8GB or more
5GB free HDD space

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEAR 1

DCS046 Building Materials

DCS049 Building Technology

DDG812 Technical Drawing

DMT904 Mathematics1

DDG808 CAD2

DDG858 CAD

DBS205 Building Services

DPD877 Life SkillsA

DPD878 Life SkillsB

DLW917 Basic Business Law

DAR132 Building Design1A

DAR133 Building Design1B

DIT835 Digital Media Presentation

DIT852 Information and Communication Technology

YEAR 2

DCS011 Construction Technology

DBE009 Building Measurement

DPC419 Procurement Management

DCE420 Cost Management

DGB617 Green Building Technology

DPR712 Project Management

DPD879 Management SkillsA

DPD880 Management SkillsB

DAR134 Building Design2A

DAR135 Building Designs

DIT883 Database Management

DIT827 Software Engineering and Web Application

DBI859 BIM for Architecture

DBI864 BIM for M & E

YEAR 3

DDG816 3DCAD

DCM862 Technical Communications

DFP911 Final Year Project

DFP912 Industrial Attachment

DEM523 Building Envelope

DAR131 Building Regulations

DBI842 Sustainable Building with BIM

DBI843 BIM Customisation

DBI863 Advance BIM for Architecture

DBI872 BIM Construction & Coordination

DBI873 BIM for Facilities Management

DBI874 BIM Design & Coordination